Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. is hosting a public meeting Wednesday evening about the possible closures of U.S. Post Office stations in Milwaukee.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday, November 16, 2011) in the auditorium at Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th St.
Alderman Davis said residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns to USPS representatives at the meeting. “Two of the Post Office locations being studied for possible closure – the Hampton station (6501 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) and Parklawn station (3931 N. 35th St.) — are located in and near my district, respectively,” Alderman Davis said.
“I am greatly concerned about any possible loss of postal services and accessibility for city residents who depend on those services and facilities on a daily and weekly basis,” he said.
Attendees at Wednesday’s meeting will also have the opportunity to sign a petition urging that the postal stations be kept open. The signed petitions will be made part of the public comment record for Patrick Donahoe, U.S. Postmaster General, and elected representatives.
Petition forms can also be found by going to Alderman Davis’s web page —www.milwaukee.gov/district2.
The three other facilities being reviewed by the USPS for possible closure and/or consolidation are: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 2650 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.;
Mid City – 3421 W. Vliet St.; and Teutonia – 2656 N. Teutonia Ave.
In September Alderman Davis and his Common Council colleagues adopted legislation – file # 110539 – urging the U.S. Postmaster General and the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission “to maintain affordable, secure and dependable postal services in the city.”